Dick continues a series of conversations with people about conflict and steps towards forgiveness. Or not. Today he speaks with Kenan Trebincevic who returned to his native Bosnia to track down neighbors who turned on his family. He found he is not ready to forgive.
Liberia's Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report this week. It looks back over decades of economic unrest and war that led to thousands of deaths and countless displaced Liberians. Emmanuel Dolo was a young boy in Monrovia when the Liberian civil war separated him from his family. He later learned his father was killed in the violence. After he watched a woman die in the street, Emmanuel vowed that when he grew up, he'd find a way to help people.
Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first Kinsey Report on Human Sexual Behavior. The identity of many of the participants who divulged the details of their sex lives to Kinsey remains secret. However, one woman decided to shed her anonymity. Also on the show: a man finds photos and letters of a woman he never met, and learning about her becomes a passion of his.
At 91 years old, Henry Stone is still at work as a record producer. He remembers producing one of Ray Charles' earliest recordings, and hand-selling early R&B albums to train porters and in barbershops.
Brenda Saunders Hampden was one of the students who sat in at Woolworth's in High Point, N.C. 50 years ago. The previous year she and her sister desegregated the High Point schools. They weren't just the first African American students to walk through the doors of the all-white junior high and high school - they were the ONLY African American students there. Also in this show: The Wrong Side Of The Line
A couple near Boston is celebrating their 46th anniversary this month. Their love story is one for the ages. Tom was a Hungarian Jew living in Budapest during the rise of Nazi power. Jutta was a young German girl in Berlin who was the daughter of one of Hitler’s officers.
Steve Barry has a story of survival and gratitude for the American troops who liberated him during World War II. Steve is Jewish and was sent from Hungary to the notorious Bergen-Belsen camp. He soon was loaded, along with 2,500 other starving Jews, on a train. The train became stranded in the middle of fierce fighting. Steve will never forget the day he saw the first tank stop to help. The unit of soldiers included American Carroll Walsh.
Looking over his 50 years of work, David Plowden sees an America on the move, an America in transit. He has unbounded admiration for the people he has met and photographed along the way - the quiet competence and sense of duty he saw in the men and women of America's towns and rural areas.
Frankie Manning helped invent one of the most exuberant and purely American art forms this country can lay claim to: the Lindy Hop. Frankie perfected his moves in Harlem dance halls and ballrooms in the 1930s and 1940s. His grace and flair took him from South America to Hollywood, as he helped make the Lindy the dance of its age. Now 93 years old, Frankie still teaches and demonstrates the Lindy Hop all over the world. Also on the show: the Bucket Boys explain how drumming on plastic buckets has transformed their lives.